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What is Defensive Driving?

Defensive Driving

Defensive Driving is defined as “driving to save lives, time, and money, in spite of the conditions around you and the actions of others.” Now, the part of this definition I want to focus on is.. “in spite of the conditions around you and the actions of others.”

Don’t let others drive your car for you

The actions of others should not influence a driver. Just because everyone around you is driving a certain way, doesn’t mean you should necessarily do the same. Proper driving techniques require you to make your own decisions. Safe driving also mandates that you adjust to those around you. If somebody is driving in an unsafe manner, for example, you’ll obviously want to increase your following distance. You are, in a sense, expecting them to get into a traffic accident. “Expect the unexpected” is a term often used in drivers education courses.

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The 5 Requirements

While every situation is different and will require it’s own specific course of action, there are 5 basic driving rules that should always be followed while behind the wheel. Click through the below driving tips to learn more about each one. If you discipline yourself to always follow these 5 rules each and every time you drive, you can’t help but to be a safe driver. Anytime you violate these rules, you are putting yourself and everyone else around you at risk.

Look Ahead!

Driving courses often teach their students to look ahead while driving. It is natural human instinct to look…READ MORE

Look Around!

The last driving technique I covered was looking ahead. But equally as important is to look around. In other words, don’t ever…READ MORE

Have a Plan!

To fully utilize the best defensive driving practices, this step must be followed. You should always…READ MORE

Keep your Distance!

By far one of the easiest, yet most commonly broken rules, is keeping a safe following distance. Even if you follow every other defensive driving technique, you can’t possibly…READ MORE

Stay Focused!

Distracted driving has taken the forefront in our media due to the devastating effects of inattentive drivers. While there is still much study that needs to be done…READ MORE

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